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Tynecastle – Be part of history, ‘When The Celts Go Up, To Lift The Scottish Cup…’

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Fran Alonso ended last season losing out on the last day of the season to Glasgow City in a closely fought battle for the SWPL title. Still there were celebrations after a thumping win against Motherwell ensured that a Champions League spot was secured.

Various departures from his Celtic team in summer meant that the Spanish coach had to go backwards before he could take the team forward and while Ange Postecoglou has slightly busier in his own transfer dealings Alonso was active enough to secure some top quality additions to his squad, perhaps none more important than Charlie Wellings who is she scores against Glasgow City in the Scottish Cup final on Sunday will have reached an incredible 40 goals for Celtic in her debut season.

The next time we saw his Celtic side celebrating was at Firhill in early December when Alonso’s tactical masterclass outfoxed Glasgow City with Clarissa Larisey and Charlie Wellings running the then Scottish Champions ragged. These two alongside Player of the Year Jacynta will be the three main goalscoring theats for Celtic at Tynecastle in a match that is available on Pass to Paradise, Celtic TV and also on BBC Alba.  However you’d much rather be at Tynecastle and it’s just a fiver for adults with the kids getting their tickets for free. Link for tickets below.

The growth of the women’s game is something that’s happening before our eyes and wishing a few years these finals will be getting played in front of capacity crowds. It’s already happening across European football and if Scotland has been slow to start our women’s game is certainly gathering pace and this week the leagues moved to become part of the SPFL.

“It’s not just in Scotland, it’s the whole world,” Fran Alonso stated at this week’s press briefing, as reported by BBC. “We’ve just seen a few weeks ago 95,000 people in a stadium in Barcelona watching their women’s team; 15,000 travelling abroad for the Champions League final. Unbelievable.

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“We’re behind that, but we’re progressing in the right manner. Hopefully we can see a huge crowd at this cup final. “There is definitely an appetite for the women’s game in Scotland. The growth has been massive since I first started, so we’re going in the right way and going into the SPFL is going to help us as well. On Sunday’s Scottish Cup Final against Glasgow City at Tynecastle, Fran Alonso appreciates the significance of this opportunity to make his own piece of Celtic history. “This is a very big deal. It’s a special competition in which we’ve only made the final once in our history – which we lost – so it’s a huge deal for us. I came here to try to win trophies, but I didn’t think they’d come so early, especially considering the level of the opponents we’re facing. Now we’ve got an opportunity to do the double. “So we could potentially, in one year, double the number of trophies we’ve won in our entire history, which would be unbelievable. To do so, we’ll have to be at our very best and mentally be very strong.”

The Women’s Scottish Cup Final takes place at Tynecastle in Edinburgh on Sunday 29 May, KO.4.10pm.Be there and be part of History, when the Celts Go Up, To Lift The Scottish Cup…


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